Speaking is as natural as breathing or thinking. But public speaking is not a very natural trait. Had it been so then everyone could have been a great public speaker. While not everyone has a fear of public speaking, which is technically known as glossophobia, yet a massive majority of people are not confident enough that they can pull it off.
Degrees of Public Speaking
Public speaking is neither rocket science nor is it an art form. Specific types of public speaking such as stand up comedy and hosting different types of complex shows and seminars may be a combination of art and astute smartness but general public speaking is mostly about practice, knowledge, confidence and common sense.
Improving Your Skills
How To Become A Better Speaker is a guide that would introduce you to all the approaches that you can and should take to become a good public speaker. It sheds light on all the fears that you can possibly have. You would also get to read about the many challenges that you are likely to face. At the same time, you would get to know the solutions as well.
To become a better speaker, you need to practice. Students who had been great debaters in schools and have participated in debates across the district, city, state or perhaps the country would invariably end up being great speakers. Whether or not they become very successful professionals in what they do is a different story but they would certainly be great public speakers. It is primarily because of their practice. From a tender age, these students overcome stage fear, they get habituated with memorizing long speeches, they understand how to talk to an audience and over time they develop skills to engage an audience and make them have a good time, regardless of the topic of discussion and the venue.
In the guide, you would get to know the many ways you can practice your skill. Now, practice doesn’t imply anything unless you have knowledge. You must have adequate knowledge about what you are about to speak. Knowledge is what would get you confidence and only when you are confident would anything else follow. Engaging the audience, weaving a story out of your raw material and eventually presenting a wonderful speech would come naturally to you if you have knowledge, gain confidence and practice public speaking with intent, focus and diligence.